Andrew Leigh

Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Andrew Leigh
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Andrew Leigh is the federal member for Fenner. Prior to entering the Australian parliament in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. Andrew holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. His books include Choosing Openness: Why Global Engagement is Best for AustraliaInnovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator (with Joshua Gans) and What's the Worst That Could Happen? Existential Risk and Extreme Politics.

What’s the worst that could happen? Tackling existential risk
What’s the worst that could happen? Tackling existential risk
A pandemic is bad. But humanity is inviting greater dangers by toying with technologies that could end the species.
‘Choosing Openness’: Andrew Leigh responds
‘Choosing Openness’: Andrew Leigh responds
Since 'Choosing Openness' was published, Nazi sympathisers have entered the German parliament, and an anti-immigrant millennial has been elected Austrian chancellor.
'In praise of foreign investment'
Commentary
'In praise of foreign investment'
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review. This is an edited extract of Andrew Leigh's Lowy Institute Paper Choosing Openness (Photo: fcmarriott/Flickr) …
Choosing Openness
Lowy Institute Papers
Choosing Openness
Why global engagement is best for Australia Andrew Leigh
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Lowy Lecture Series: 'Does size Matter? An economic perspective on the population debate' by Andrew Leigh MP
On 13 March 2014, Shadow Assistant Treasurer Dr Andrew Leigh MP gave a lecture at the Lowy Institute, where he provided 'an economic perspective on the…
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